Posted by Jen Whitson
DiGRA is basically the epicentre of academic games studies research. I’d never attended a DiGRA conference before, so the August 26-29 in Atlanta was my introduction to the whole community. Or at least it was the first time where I felt I BELONGED to such a community.
There are a few trends worth noting right off the bat.
Game Studies seems to unite around debates – so things like the ‘magic circle’, narratology vs ludology, or procedurality …